Learn More About Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 345 children in the U.S. have CP.
Facts, types, risk factors, signs and symptoms.
Developmental and medical monitoring, screening, and evaluation.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Causes and risk factors.
Data and statistics highlights.
What we’ve learned.
Overview of CDC’s work.
How much do you know about cerebral palsy? Take this quiz to find out.
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. CDC has checklists to help parents and others track a child’s development.
Concerned about your child’s physical development but not sure what to do?
Try this tool for parents.